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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. this morning my question. why does mitt romney think marriage solves gun violence? we are women and you will hear us vote. a race talk that asks if talking about race really helps at all. it's a complex world out there. we need someone to lead it. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. at approximately 6:15 a.m. eastern time, former u.s. senator george mcgovern passed away while in hospice in sioux falls, south dakota. he was 90 years old. an early opponent of the vietnam war he was, the nominee for president in 1972 for democrats. he lost in a landslide election to republican richard nixon. in a statement, the mcgovern family said "we are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful and productive life. advocating for the hungry, fighting for peace." mcgovern long will be remembered for his unwavering opposition to war and war is where we begin this morning. today we're taking you back to june 28th, 1914. yes. june 28, 1914. that was the day that a foreign emissary was assassinated while on a diplomatic mission i
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
tomorrow night. both the romney and obama campaigns have canceled scheduled events already due to sandy. so if you're in an affected area, stay inside, stay off the roads and stay tuned into msnbc. all right. now, let's turn to the final countdown. i wanted to sing that but i don't have a very good singing voice. but we're in the final days and we can all agree that the way a political candidate runs a race is important, but how a candidate closes the deal is crucial. and with just one more week left until election day, this is when the candidates' closing strategies kick in. while we've harped on battleground states, a new analysis by the associated press shows in the case to 270, may come down to 106 counties. these are counties with names like hamilton county, ohio, loudoun county, virginia, and hills bborough county, florida. they're the same ones that george w. bush won in 2004 and that then senator obama wan in 2008. these are the swing voters. and part of the candidates' closing strategy is to hit at as many of these areas as possible before election day. because the latest polls sho
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
romney, debate and what debate? oh, right. wednesday. the first presidential debate. we got a rigorous macro economic lesson that day. but by the end of the week, the only number that mattered was 7.8. that's because the unemployment rate released yesterday is the lowest since 2009. the bureau of labor statistics announced fresh revisions for the summer jobs numbers. in fact, july and august saw a combined increase of 86,000 more jobs than were originally reported. and the household survey showed is an exceptionally strong month with 873,000 more employed americans last month than in july. president obama was back on the trail yesterday trying to temper his enthusiasm. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> mr. romney, of course, saw it a little differently. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> good try but actually this month, the rate fell because ame
Oct 20, 2012 10:00am EDT
of personality in the classroom. first, if mitt romney is thelma, why america doesn't want to be francis. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. everybody i know loves a good bargain. whether it's tough economic times or prosperous ones, a bargain is a bargain. so this week's presidential debate has me wondering when we are making our choice for president, are we bargain hunting? are we looking for a deal, somebody who will give us everything we want but cost us nothing? well, you know what they say, buyer beware. a bargain is not always a good deal, which brings me to the beloved children's story a bargain for frances. frances is a little girl who decides to have a tea party with her friend, thelma. now, frances' mother reminds her to be careful because every time she plays with thelma, frances seems to get the short end of the stick. frances knows her mother's warning, but she goes off to her tea party anyway. frances tells thelma that she is saving up for a tea set, a real china set with pictures on it in blue. thelma says that her tea set is actually better because it has red fl
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and the bill of goods that the gop and mitt romney are trying to sell you is basically not the real thing. it's a plastic tea set with red flowers. according to the center on budget and policy priorities, the bush tax cuts and the wars in iraq and afghanistan will account for almost half of the $18 trillion in debt under current policies. the nation will owe by 2019. the stimulus measures and the financial rescue will account for less than 10% of the debt at that time. what about the tax plan and the budget bargains that mitt romney is trying to bargain you for? well, an analysis shows that if the tax base isn't broadened, romney's plan would cut taxes by $481 billion by 2015, which would mean a $4.9 trillion revenue loss over the next decade. how do you think he will make up for that loss? in capping federal spending at 20% of gdp will require massive cuts in entitlement and discretionary programs. that means the safety net of the 47% would be in great danger under a romney administration. folks, frances' story is your story. don't just take my word for it. if in the endorsement of the presi
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
'm about to give you the mhp guide for undivided voters. number one, president obama and mitt romney are not similar candidates and this is not a low stakes election. yes, you should vote. which brings me to number two. don't take the obama campaign slogan forward likely because it's the only thing standing in the way of a massive roll back of the domestic policy achievements including robust middle class, social security, medicare, health care ee form, women's growing equality and a more racially growing america. don't get me wrong. here's point number three. re-electing president obama by itself won't be sewer to protect all these triumphs. let's be clear with point number four. voting for mitt romney is likely to result in the end of or rolling back many of the accomplishments which leaves me saying to undecided voters a very important point, number five. >> my job! >> wake up undecided because the candidates' records tell the tail. let's take a look at a few of the issues that should be on your radar. point number seven. taxes, depending on who we're length, their tax policy will
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama and governor mitt romney meet again and i will be ready my phone in hand. twitter abuzz as i have been during the last two debates. because that's how we watch debates now. get a few friends over for a debate watching party to engage in a running commentary during the 90-minute bout. you may still go through the fact checking that comes out the next day in something like the paper. but really, it's all real time now. you can scan the debates via twitter through hash tag fact check and second by second, each statement uttered by the candidates gets churned thu the fact check mill. you can double fact they can the believability of the source based on the hash tag by the fact check. but some folks just find this all a lot of noise. a lot of noise to cover the very real fact that we have accepted that our elected leaders will and do lie constantly. gone is patrick moynahan and his adage of you're entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. in the age of post truth politics, we no longer share a baseline of what counts as a fact. that was clearly on display this week at the on
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
pulled a lot of his punches in his debate with governor romney, so if the original strategy was for biden to go in with a soft touch against paul ryan, we can be sure that that is going out the window. he is coming out swinging. gloves off. now, romney was able to dodge blows against his economic plan because actually there's not much of a plan there to jab at. take his strategy for economic recovery, to fill the revenue gap for a result from tax cuts is an exercise in shadow boxing futility. he hasn't yet told us what it is he's planning to do. but by hitching his wagon to paul ryan and endorsing ryan's budget plan, he attached himself to clearly articulated policy and a record that leaves the whole ticket exposed to attack which gives joe biden an opening to hit romney so hard -- to hit ryan so hard that mitt romney is going to feel it too. from the sound of it, the vice president seems to be getting his weight up. >> what i've been doing mostly is quite frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's positions. i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the cong
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
-raising committees have raked in $88.8 million. not to be out done, mitt romney's fund-raising machine and his friends rauld in $111.8 million. what's all that cash buying? the candidates hope these dollars are going to buy your votes. in these ninl super heated days of campaigning, they are raining down e-mails on their donor lifts, multiple times every day. each message promises for a small donation, maybe 26 bucks, you can help to ensure victory for your presidential candidate. for a few dollars more, maybe 86 cents you can ensure he has a helpful majority in congress, too. what a bargain! government for sale for the low, low price of $26.86 a second. of course, these dollars don't buy votes directly, they buy fancy rallies, irritating phone calls, direct mailing and tv ads. 900,000 ads have aired in the general election race for the president so far. in the first weeks of this month, that means 112,000 pro president obama ads blanketed the air adds and 97,000 pro romney ads reached your television sets. a 45% increase from the number that ran in 2008. for the next ten days, 43,000 politica
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